One More Covid-19 Death In Kashmir, J&K Toll Rises To 27


A municipality worker disinfects a casket of a Covid-19 deceased at Srinagar hospital. KO Photo: Abid Bhat

Covid-19 Crosses 2000 Mark, 115 More Positive

Srinagar-  A 55-year-old man from Khanpora area of Baramulla district has become the latest victim of novel coronavirus in Kashmir Valley, taking the death toll due to the deadly disease to 27 in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Thursday.

Dr. Salim Khan, nodal officer for COVID-19 at the Government Medical College Srinagar said that the man was referred from GMC Hospital Baramulla with fever, respiratory distress to SMHS Hospital Srinagar on Wednesday.

The patient died within hours of admission, he said.

His sample was taken for COVID-19 testing and the report came positive on Thursday, he added.

With this fatality, the death toll due to the virus has gone upto 27 in J&K- 24 in Kashmir and 3 in Jammu.

So far Srinagar district has highest number of the fatalities—7 followed by Anantnag and Baramulla with five deaths each, Kulgam has reported four while Budgam and Jammu have two each and one death each has been reported from Bandipora and Udhampur.

Covid-19 Crosses 2000 Mark, 115 More Positive

Meanwhile Coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir crossed two-thousand mark on Thursday after 115 more people tested positive for virus, officials said.

“115 new COVID-19 cases were detected in J&K. While 101 of them are from Kashmir, 14 are from Jammu,” the officials said.

Among fresh cases, 45 cases were reported from Kupwara, 16 from Baramulla, 11 each from Srinagar & Budgam, eight each from Jammu & Shopian, seven from Anantnag, three each from Kathua & Pulwama, one each from Udhampur, Poonch & Reasi, they said.

They said 93 persons who tested positive are travellers.

The number of confirmed cases has now reached  2,036, out of which 1,636 are in Kashmir, while 400 are in Jammu, the officials said.

There are 1150 active cases of the coronavirus disease in J&K — 849 in Kashmir and 301 in Jammu — and 859 (763 from Kashmir and 96 from Jammu) patients have recovered, according to officials.

The J&K has witnessed 27 COVID-19 (24 from Kashmir, 3 from Jammu) deaths so far, including the one that took place on Thursday.

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